Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension)
Location: Peru
Total Cost: $2,350 ($3,150 with extension)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Despite the sheer beauty of the Sacred Valley and it’s awe-inspiring mountain backdrop, the region faces many environmental challenges. On this Challenge you will head into the Amazon rainforest to explore and learn about sustainability and conservation before taking your knowledge back to the community to raise awareness on key environmental issues.

 

Your Impact

You will spend your first week in the Amazon Rainforest visiting one of the most protected natural areas in all of South America. You will learn about environmental sustainability and protection from conservation experts and indigenous communities as you visit the Manu National Park, Wayquecha Biological Station, the Santa Rosa de Huacaria community and the Villa Carmen Biological Station. You'll explore canopy walkways, bamboo forests, countless waterfalls, orchid fields and native birds in an unforgettable week!

In the second week you'll be in the Sacred Valley, based at one of our partner schools in Urubamba. You'll be working on our environmental education program, delivering workshops that will raise awareness of environmental issues within the community, equipped with your knowledge from your week in the Amazon! We encourage our volunteers to be creative and deliver fun workshops that will both engage children and allow them to learn in a hands-on manner.

 

Extend your trip and visit Machu Picchu!

After your Challenge you can join our optional extension trip and embark on the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, a truly once in a lifetime experience. On this 5-day trek you'll walk more than 70km and reach an altitude of 4600m above sea level as you make your way to South America's most famous landmark. You'll see Humantay Lake, cross Salkantay Mountain and pass through cloud forests before reaching Machu Picchu for that bucket list moment at the end of your trip!

 

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 15th Jun - 29th Jun 2019
Extension Trip: 29 Jun 2019 - 05 Jul 2019
Program Date: 13th Jul - 27th Jul 2019
Extension Trip: 27 Jul 2019 - 02 Aug 2019
Program Date: 16th - 30th Nov 2019
Extension Trip: 30 Nov 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
Program Date: 30th Nov - 14th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Program Date: 27th Jun - 11th Jul 2020
Extension Trip: 11 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Peru, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). Your work on the Amazon Sustainability Challenge will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: